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Physical and Mental Health Maintenance for Introverts
For extroverts, living a healthy life can come easily. Homebodies have less social interaction and, therefore, less societal help and pressure to practice self-care. If you're an introvert, it's important to be more aware of your physical and mental health and accept assistance in whatever forms it's offered. Here are some tips from We Are Jersey to keep in mind for your health.
Mental Health Maintenance
It's a common misconception that introverts don't have any friends. While outgoing people may have a wide variety of acquaintances to choose from, wallflowers tend to have just a few very close friends. It's important to nurture these few relationships, as even the most standoffish of homebodies will be starved for conversation or need to vent through their problems.
Unlike in the past, the stigma surrounding therapy is thankfully beginning to dissipate. As a more widely accepted health service, psychiatry is not just for the mentally unwell as society previously thought. Even the most stable of minds can benefit from exploration and introspection, so don't be ashamed if you think therapy may be right for you.
If you feel you've reached a dead end in your career or simply need a change of pace, it's never too late to go back to school. Online programs are more widely available than ever, and their flexibility means you can earn a degree while fulfilling the other obligations of your life. Be sure to research the online school of your choice to make sure they're reputable and affordable. Some majors are more marketable than others, so research which fields of study are most in demand.
Sometimes we're simply too busy to take care of ourselves and need to make it a point to multitask. If your job is taking up whatever free time you might have used for physical fitness, think of what steps you could take to get some exercise in on the clock. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a common suggestion, but if you work within walking or biking distance from home, you can save gas money while getting your steps in.
Feeling stuck in an unfulfilling job can be damaging to your mental health. If that sounds like you, begin the process of making a change. Start by creating a free online resume. In just a few minutes you can create an attractive, professional resume for potential employers. You can even include images. And it’s easy to revisit your resume online if you need to make changes or updates.
You may find on your journey of self-improvement that you have a desire to be your own boss. Starting a business is a great idea for introverts, as you'll never be forced into awkward social situations with coworkers you don't get along with, and the added flexibility makes it easier to stay out of work on days you're not feeling capable of facing the world. Constructing a solid business plan will give you a roadmap to form your business while also attracting investors with your unique and well-articulated ideas.
When getting the word out for your company, you could do much worse than acquiring a memorable logo. A well-made insignia will provide your customers with brand awareness and can be made fairly easily and inexpensively using a variety of online tools. Choosing from premade templates and adding your own colors and texts will give you a personalized icon without breaking the bank, but to truly find the logo that's perfect for your project, you may need to commission an accomplished graphic designer.
Shutting out the world doesn't preclude the need to take care of yourself. Isolated people are more susceptible to the loneliness and stressors of life, so finding the right methods to practice mindfulness, self-care, and productivity will keep you on task, happy, and healthy.
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